Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs Audiobook
By: Molly Harper
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
Jane Jamenson Series Book # 1
8hrs and 49mins
Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children’s librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed twenty-five dollars in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that’s sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she’s mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead. And thanks to the mysterious stranger she met while chugging neon-colored cocktails, she wakes up with a decidedly unladylike thirst for blood.
Reviewed by Terra Lyne
I am a wit-aholic. I do NOT want to be introspective while reading or listening to an audiobook. I read/listen to be entertained and to escape…just for a bit…from my crazy wife/hockey, soccer, baseball and swim mom/jewelry designer/business owner/very jumbled and overcrowded brain. Molly Harper…I could kiss you on the mouth!! She creates some great escapes! Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs (book 1 in the Jane Jamison series) is the third book I have read by Ms. Harper. While these aren’t among my all-time faves, I still love. Her books are light and entertaining, sexy and witty and have just a tad of mystery to keep things interesting. Nice Girls is no exception.
Jane Jameson leads a simple life. She is a self-professed “nice girl” who spends her days working as a children’s librarian at the Half Moon Hallow’s small town library. Because of some supposed budget cuts and a power-hungry bitch of a boss, Jane is “let go” from the position she has put her heart and soul into. Being let go wasn’t what put her over the edge, however. Being handed a severance envelope that, to her, contained a slap in the face put her over the edge. And the subsequent bender has her getting way more than she bargained for. After too many cocktails, a few hours sobering up while chatting with a gorgeous stranger, car trouble, a ditch and a drunken hunter…Jane finds herself having to answer a question that seemed so simple at the time: “Do you want to live?” Well, duh!!
If only she had known that “living” actually meant “dying and then being reborn only to be undead and super-duper hungry for the blood of your best friend since grade school…who then thinks that you’ve gone off the deep-end and are making a pass at him when all you really want is to suck the life out of him, is that too much to ask? ” . A little heads-up would have been nice. So, whether she wants it or not, Jane is now a vampire with a gorgeous sire who makes her want to kick him in the nuggets (as my sons lovingly refer to them) one moment and kiss him silly the next.
As if her life wasn’t already nutty as a fruitcake, she receives a lovely gift basket from the Newly Undead Welcoming Committee not realizing that “welcome” would be the last thing she’d be feeling. Mayhem ensues and Jane finds herself wondering how a nice girl like her has ended up falling for a man without a pulse and fearing for her life.
I found myself shying away from these books when I stumbled across them in an Audible search for Molly Harper (I really enjoyed her book: And One Last Thing…). The title “Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs” just didn’t appeal to me. It screamed “I’m riding on the coattails of Twilight…come and get me!!!” Well, I was missing out on a fun ride. As I am writing this review, I am finding myself recounting the book and picking it apart in a way that it doesn’t deserve. You cannot take Molly Harper’s books to seriously. Sure, it would be easy to say “Half Moon Hallow? Really?” or “a nice girl children’s librarian with a masters in library science that is snarky and witty? Huh?” or “two gorgeous vampires that ooze sex appeal…one of them being very “Darcy-esque” and one of them being a bad boy hottie?” Oh, wait…never mind…that’s a good thing. Anyway, let yourself enjoy this crazy-fun book. It will have you laughing out loud and looking for more. Good thing there’s a book two!!
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As for the narration, I LOVE Amanda Ronconi as the story teller. LOVE HER!! In “How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf”, she had one voice in particular that made me curl my lip and roll my eyes. Not so with Nice Girls. Her southern drawl is perfection (I mean, she makes you want to reach out and bitch-slap the head of the welcoming committee for gracious sakes!!). Did I mention this book was funny and witty? 😉 Ms. Ronconi nails the snark and sarcasm. But also does the male voices with a smooth transition. There was not a single thing I disliked about the narration. I have already purchased book two…and I really have to like a book/series/narrator to fork over a whole Audible credit!